Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Beginners Tunebook and Workshop

For those of you who are just starting to play traditional tunes, you can now have something in common with many other players at the festival - the ability to play nine well known session tunes.

Our Beginners Tunebook can be downloaded from, and you have plenty of time to learn them in preparation for the festival in August!

Our resident tune monkeys are working on some mp3s of the tunes, but for now you can use the 'listen to' link located at the bottom of individual tunes on

When you get to the festival, look out for the Beginners Tunebook workshop and we'll work through the tunes individually, at a steady speed. So there's really no excuse, this is the perfect opportunity to dip your toes into sessions at the festival!

We're working on a few changes for the improvers tunebook for 2009 and will post details soon.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Duhks - Tania's Fiddle Workshop

Tania Elizabeth's fiddle workshop was really well attended at the 2008 festival, and we know that you were all promised a video/workbook of the tune you worked on ('Reel Du Pendu').

Tania took lots of email addresses at the festival, but in the melee of touring and moving house she misplaced them - she's asked me to apologise to you all, but the good news is that the video is here! Good luck!